January 15, 2019

Districts will be required to verify they’re fixing lowest-performing schools

By the end of January, the state will publish the initial list of hundreds of low-performing CA schools that must receive intensive help under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which Congress passed in late 2015. The State Board of Education approved how districts with any of those schools must verify what they’re doing to turn those schools around.

What is clear is that there will be a lot more schools in line for assistance than the board initially anticipated and that their numbers will stretch thin the $130 million per year in federal funding that’s been set aside for “comprehensive” assistance.

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